How To Take 10 Minutes For Yourself Every DayWritten by Jeff Cannon 07 July 2012
Every day someone tells me how great they feel when they practice yoga. They feel whole and complete and relaxed and alert -- all at the same time. Yet no sooner than they leave the yoga studio does the old stress and worry start to seep back into their life, so quickly at times that it makes them wonder just how long the healthy benefits of a great yoga workout stay with them.
When I mention extending those great feelings through meditation, I am inevitably told, "I love the idea, but I just don't have enough time to meditate." Or, "There's just no way I can sit and think for 20 minutes. There's just too much going on in my head."
Well guess what, you actually do. You don't have to sit for 20 minutes or half an hour to benefit from a meditation practice. You only need a few minutes here and there to reduce your stress, minimize the noise from the world around you, and gain control of your life, so you can start to live your life as if you carry your yoga mat with you.
Look at it this way. You have 1,440 minutes in every one of your days. If you take just 10 of those at different times during your day, you can improve your health, wealth and well-being, and nobody will even know how.
Yes, sitting for 20 or 30 minutes a day is a great practice. It's a wonderful goal to have, but it's just not practical for everyone, especially for today's busy executive. Still, that's no reason not to incorporate the value and benefits of deep breathing and meditation into your life.
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